WATERCOLOR COVER AND 20 LITHOGRAPHS BY D.-O. WIDHOPFF
Followed by Chansons à dire, illustrated with 10 full-page LITHOGRAPHS BY ABEL TRUCHET
Part 1: Contes du Lit-Clos - 24 Breton stories and legends in verses: L'anesse de Jesus, L'ankou, Le berceau sur la mer, Les briseurs de Calvaires, Celui qui frappe, Le clocher de Treguier, La complainte des ames, etc.
Part 2: 44 Songs to say: Les avoines grises, Au parson, La bonne souffrance, Bonheur manqué, Le bouton d'or, Bretons tetus, La brume, La chanson du reveil, etc.
Publisher: Georges Ondet, Paris. MCM-MCMXII - II mile
Completed printing in 1912 in the Paul Dupont workshops in Clichy.
Paperback - Cover illustrated in black and white colorized.
Frontispiece with a black and white photographic reproduction of Botrel in Breton costume. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Under tissue.
Text in perfect condition - General good condition (See adjacent detailed information)
French-language opus of songs-poems subtitled "récits et légendes bretonnes en vers"
Théodore Botrel, born in 1868 in Dinan, France, in Gallo country (non-Breton), died in Pont-Aven (France) in 1925, essentially leaves a work of songs which enjoyed unparalleled glory in the first half of the 20th century. Forgotten and vilified, in the second half of the century, he nevertheless deserves, a hundred years later, to be rediscovered and - once placed in its historical context - appreciated at its true value.
FRENCH LANGUAGE - Contes du Lit-Clos - Théodore Botrel - Breton stories & legends - 1912
- DIMENSIONS : Approx. 12cm wide X 18.5cm long X 2cm thick (4-3 / 4 X 7-1 / 4 X 3/4 in.)
- ORIGIN: Printed in France
- PERIOD: 1912
- CONDITION: Good condition - Uncut cover pages and title page. "Temporary 50% increase" stamp from the Ondet bookstore on the cover page + note in pencil. Stamp of the Garneau bookstore (Church books and ornaments) in Quebec on the title page. Satisfactory cover and spine (corners folded with tape repairs). Interior without any foxing (only stained on illustration pages of the story Le Berceau de la mer (see photos). Text in perfect condition.